OPTIONS for Preparing Inmates for Community Reentry: An Employment Preparation Interventions

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The article presents a study which tests the effectiveness of the curriculum to determine if participants had higher career search self efficacy, problem solving and hopefulness than treatment as usual control group participants. The authors also discuss future implications of the research and suggest further areas needing research and investigation.

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  • Describe the theoretical and empirical foundation of the OPTIONS intervention program.
  • Learn the basic program structure and delivery of the OPTIONS intervention program.
  • Explain how the OPTIONS intervention program can increase inmates post release job search success based on the study presented.
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Erica L. Fitzgerald, PhD, Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons, Pollock, La.

Krista M. Chronister, PhD, Counseling Psychology Program, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

Linda Forrest, PhD, Center on Diversity and Community, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

Lindsey Brown, Counseling Psychology Program, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.


Division 17This Continuing Education program is in partnership with the Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology).

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